( 4UMF NEWS ) Matt Barnes Opens Up About Derek Fisher Fight:
Derek Fisher’s involvement in the triangle is finally over.
In a blunt radio interview, Matt Barnes opened up for the first time – at length – about the physical altercation he had with former Knicks coach Derek Fisher at his one-time home involving his ex-wife, Gloria Govan.
“All I’m gonna say is he’s lucky there was a lot of people there grabbing me the whole time or it would have been a lot worse,” Barnes told “Hollywood Unlocked Uncensored” host Jason Lee.
“But I think I got my point across. If I wasn’t an athlete and some s–t like that went down, it wouldn’t have just been a fight.”
While he was candid about the fight they got into last October, Barnes has ultimately come to terms with the current situation and believes all that matters now is that Fisher treats his twin 7-year-old boys, Isaiah and Carter, very well.
“To be honest with you, the first thing that went through my head is, ‘This motherf—-r is around my kids,” the Memphis Grizzles star said of his immediate reaction to learning that Govan was seeing Fisher.
Neither Fisher nor Barnes were disciplined following their October altercation.
With time to reflect and process the fact his kids told him they “love” Fisher, Barnes is doing his best to move forward.
“I want her to be happy,” he said of Govan. “I know as long as he treats my kids right is my first priority… as long as that’s the case and my kids are going to be happy and all right, that’s my only concern.”
But Barnes still described the entire ordeal as “f—-d up” and that Govan deserves as much blame as Fisher does. What it came down to for Barnes was the fact Fisher and Govan didn’t reach out to him first with the news. Barnes actually discovered they were first dating when one of his kids brought it up.
“You can’t help who you fall in love with, but you could handle it in a mature way,” he said. “If you would have handled it the right way, I would have been cool. I wouldn’t have liked it, but I wouldn’t have gotten mad.”